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My copy arrived today. It was formerly owned by Wright scholar, H. Allen Brooks. This is a great, but obscure book that identifies many avenues for Wright research. Highly recommended if you can find it.
I am into books and knowledge about some topics that I find especially interesting. I am amazed each time that I buy a quality book that I got all of that information for the price of printing the book.guest1 wrote:Paul, would you give us some insight as to how you came about purchasing the book.
With regard to FLW. I am looking for less obvious, but informative books that will further my understanding of Wright or lead to other good sources of information, including possibly new information on the Davenport House. I am just getting started on looking into archival information. This book is critical to my efforts because it will save a lot of time and open up new avenues for my research.
My sources of information for books are bibliographies of interesting books, drilling deep into Google Searches, Amazon.com searches, etc. Once I identify what I want, I search for the book on Amazon.com, Alibris.com, Abe Books, high quality architectural bookstores including Prairie Avenue Bookstore in Chicago. The key to finding obscure, hard to find books on Google is to drill way down into the search results and be open minded. I found the entire set of 1901 Ladies Home Journal Magazines on an English website that referenced back to a very small Virginia book dealer. The two 1901 issues of LHJ have one page articles designed and written by FLW which brought him his first national recognition.